New initiative (to me anyway). I am currently in hospital, at home. I have been quite ill for a couple of weeks now and finally went back to gp to say nothing seemed to be working for this recent COPD attack. I was referred to this service in Suffolk which is to keep you out of hospital with all it's bugs and infections but to treat you as if you are in hospital. The nurses visit every day and you must stay in and follow hospital guidelines until they discharge you. Today the nurse did blood tests, spirometery as well as the usual BP and oxygen levels. She wrote down a daily chart and will return tomorrow to see how I am doing and will have the blood test results and will do the spirometery again if needed. I am so impressed with this service, it's great. I have always said that there is not much more they can do in the hospital than I can do at home and this gives you the all important back up to follow that line. What do you think ?